Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - What makes people so anxious?


Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in the United States today.

If we were to define "anxiety" as fear we might ask "What are people so afraid of?"

There might be many answers but the most common one would be, people are afraid that they are not good enough. They will be found out for the frauds they believe they are. Insecurity in the land of plenty is an epidemic in the United States which Mother Teresa declared the most spiritually impoverished nation on the planet.

As is written in A Course In Miracles in section IV of chapter 21, the biggest source of insecurity is "the fear to look within."

"You are indeed afraid to look within and see the sin you think is there." T-21.IV.I:3

The Course reassures us "The Holy Spirit will never teach you that you are sinful. Errors He will correct, but this makes no one fearful." T-21.IV.I:1-2

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Their Universalist faith tells them that they are loved Unconditionally. With this faith, what can there be to fear? What is there to be anxious about?

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